Office Sustainability

Ideas to Make Your Office Environmentally Friendly

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Environmentally Friendly Office

Eco-friendly and green living has become all the rage lately, and for good reason. We only have one planet, and we need to look after it if our grandchildren and other generations are going to enjoy the same privileged lives we do today.

It doesn’t matter if you own a web design agency or a small beauty salon – we all have a responsibility to make our offices as environmentally friendly as possible. Luckily, there are numerous ways to do this, and I’ve outlined a few of my favourites below.

Create Monthly Challenges

If your office is a friendly, laid back place, you could consider creating fun monthly challenges to encourage eco-friendly practices. There are a few different ways to approach this, but the general idea is to make things fun so that your employees actually want to do their best.

One example that I particularly like is seeing who can produce the least waste over the course of a week or a month. Give every employee their own waste bin, and encourage them to recycle wherever possible. If you want, you could reward the winner with some sort of novelty price, such as being “king of the office” for a day.

Use Indoor Plants

The environment within the office is often stuffy and the air tends to be pretty stale, especially if you don’t have decent ventilation. Luckily, this is pretty easily solved by buying a few indoor plants, which will act as natural air filters, removing impurities and keeping your office fresh.